Month: February 2008

Ras Al Khaimah to recieve gas from Oman

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is spending about USD 100 million to meet domestic gas demand by importing additional supply from cross border neighbor Oman and next door emirate Umm Al Quwain. Ras Al Khaimah needs 250 to 350 million standard cubic feet of gas daily to fuel its power intensive industry. Umm Al… Read more »

Water taxis for The Palm and The World

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to deploy 10 water taxis to ferry passengers to various points along Dubai's waterways. The project, costing an estimated Dh30 million, is expected to be in place by the year-end. The Plan will be implemented in several phases according to a specific time frame. It envisages… Read more »

2009 new ferry service in Dubai

Dubai will introduce ferry service by the end of 2009, a senior RTA official has said. Speaking to Khaleej Times yesterday, Khalid Al Zahed, Director of Maritime Projects Department, said ferries would be operated to the other emirates too, but at a later stage. The Marine Agency of the RTA has already launched the waterbus… Read more »

New flight route from India to RAK

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an agreement with India to start air services between the country and the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed in the presence of RAK Civil Aviation Department chairman Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi in RAK Monday, seven daily… Read more »

Dubai wins best airport award

Dubai International Airport recently won awards for 'Best Airport' in the Middle East, at the prestigious Business Traveller Awards in Germany, and the 'Fastest Growing Airport' and 'Best Duty Free', at the Naseba Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Airports Awards in Doha. Passenger throughput at Dubai International reached 34.34 million in 2007 – up… Read more »

Economist to hold RAK conference in London

The Economist has announced a conference entitled 'Investing in the UAE: Assessing the opportunities for Ras Al Khaimah' to be held in The Dorchester, London on March 7th, 2008. Sponsored by accounting giants KPMG, guest speakers include HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and directors… Read more »

Leeds/Bradford Airport Increases flights to Bodrum

Goldtrail holidays are offering Leeds/Bradford Airport passengers access to a new range of flights to Turkey. The company which specialises in offering services to Turkey, has announced that it will be providing new flights to Bodrum and Dalaman this summer. The new flights will include two flights per week to Bodrum, as well as one… Read more »

Turkey is one of the most Popular Tourism Centres in the World

According to figures from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), Turkey is one of the most popular tourism centres of Europe and the world. Compared with 2006, the number if tourists visiting tourist centres last year increased by 4%. This figure included nearly 500 million tourists last year. The tourism income of Turkey last year was… Read more »